Young Kennel Club members have arrived at Crufts 2013 today ahead of the show's launch on Thursday (March 7).
The event, which takes place at Birmingham's NEC, is the largest dog show in the world. This year will see more than 25,000 dogs competing.
Abbie Reynolds from Wootton Wawen in Warwickshire, arrived today with her dog, Marley, to take part in the Young Kennel Club's 'Heelwork to Music Freestyle' competition.
According to a recent survey by the Kennel Club, dogs are becoming more intelligent following Ashleigh and Pudsey's success on Britain's Got Talent.
The pain from Wellingborough won ITV's talent contest in 2012.
Crufts 2013 has attracted more than 2,000 dogs from overseas for the first time. A total of 2,131 dogs from 41 different countries will take part at the show, including dogs from Hong Kong, India, Indonesia and Malaysia, none of which have previously been represented.
Building work started today on a new hotel, cinema and casino which will create around 2000 jobs.
The casino will be one of the biggest in the UK.
The Malaysian firm behind the project says it will ensure that people gamble responsibly.
A computer generated fly through has been released of what the £150m NEC leisure complex will look like.
1100 jobs will be created when it's up and running and will house a casino, cinema and shopping area.
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Further information will be revealed today about the £1.5m pound complex which is to be built at the NEC in Birmingham.
The company behind Resorts World Birmingham is expected to reveal details about what will go in the complex and if any more jobs will be created.
The Clothes Show Live has returned to the NEC in Birmingham today.
The event is on between the 7th and 11th of December and is said to be the most fashionable, inspirational and interactive event in the show's 24 year history.
Many top UK designers are to make appearances at the event including Henry Holland and Mark Fast.
Other celebrities including JLS, Peter Andre and Amy Childs from The Only Way is Essex will also be at Clothes Show Live.
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A memorabilia show is taking place this weekend at the NEC in Birmingham. Items for sale include wrestling merchandise, Elvis Presley records and classic comics. Celebrities at the event include cast members from Only Fools and Horses, Dr Who and Star Wars.
The Footman James Classic Motor Show comes to the NEC today.
There will be over 1,500 cars and 300 motorbikes on display across 11 halls.
Visitors will get a chance to see James Bond's DB5, alongside Del Boy's Reliant from the TV Show 'Only Fools and Horses', and the Italian Job Minis.
A woman in her 20s has been taken to hospital after falling from a coach which was travelling on the M42.
It's believed the woman fell from the vehicle's emergency exit onto the motorway near the NEC in Birmingham.
West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to junction 6 of the motorway shortly after 11:00pm last night.
An ambulance service spokesman said the woman had suffered a serious head injury.